During the final week of 1971, The Band played four legendary concerts at New York City’s Academy of Music, ushering in the new year with some seriously great performances, including new horn arrangements by Allen Toussaint and a surprise guest appearance by Bob Dylan.
The guitar work — whether acoustic strumming or flat-picking, punchy electric lines and pedal steel — is stellar and, most of all, tasteful throughout. In essence, Another Self Portrait is a five-star album any music lover should have in his or her collection.
Whether you began on an electric or an acoustic guitar, there's no doubt the latter will eventually find its way into your hands at some point. The nature of the acoustic guitar's efficiency (no amp!) makes it a commonality among players, collectors and dorm-room guys looking to impress girls. Even the most devout shredder will be tempted to noodle on a dreadnought — particularly in front of the aforementioned girls.
Today, GuitarWorld.com brings you the premiere of "Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)," a track off Robben Ford's upcoming album, Bringing It Back Home. The album will be released February 19 via Mascot Label Group.
As we’ve reported, Bob Dylan’s 35th studio album, Tempest, will be released September 11. For those of you who can’t wait till Tuesday to hear to hear what Rolling Stone has deemed a five-star album, head to iTunes, where the entire album is streaming for a limited time.